step it up

March 22, 2011 at 7:02 am (ro's colossal crusades, status report)

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

-Lao Tzu

This weekend, on the nineteenth of March to be exact, Ro reached that most important milestone that divides infants from toddlers.

The First Step.

*images created from video stills*

Hoo boy, were we ever excited!

“I did it! I did it!” she said, as I cheered wildly.

Then she did it again! And again!

So far it’s only the little bitty step or two, then the excitement of new-found mobility knocks her right over and she’s done for a while. . .

It’s with a bittersweet mix of excitement and nostalgia that I recognize the fact that my littlest baby is well on her way to  the land of bigger girls, and within a month or two will be running around with the rest.

So now, for the first time in the history of Huginn, Muninn, and Me, allow me to present you with this 10-second video clip capturing one of Ro’s first steps.

Starring: Ro
as the amazingly adorable ambulator

Co-Starring: Me
as the way too excitedly cheering mom

Guest appearance by: Toots
as the dog’s rear-end

If you listen carefully through my very loud and obnoxious screaming, you can hear Ro saying “I did it!” She’s so proud of herself!

And yes. That IS a bonnet on her head. An actual honest-to-God baby bonnet.

*EDIT* One week later, she was taking as many as 13 steps in a row. By March 30th, walking is swiftly becoming her primary mode of transportation. Though it’s still a bit of a zombie walk at this point, this kid isn’t wasting any time becoming a true toddler!


  1. YoMama said,

    That was tooooo darn cute!!! I am sooooo proud of Rickety-Ro – words cannot express! (sigh) XOXOX

  2. Ki said,

    SHE DID IT!!!! She’s so boss! Congrats, little Ro!

  3. Jennifer said,

    How can it be? Walking already? So cute! Oh, the fun now begins!

  4. Kendall said,

    Aww!! Congrats, Miss Ro on your *almost* newfound freedom of an upright walker!! So exciting!! Look out, mama…running is next!

  5. Kathleen Scott said,

    I thought you meant metaphorically-speaking she was saying, “I did it.” No. Your amazing baby is not only taking first steps, she speaks in sentences!

    T looks so grown up in the first photo. I’m glad to see green in the yard and know you’ve emerged from the white cold of winter.

  6. Amber said,

    Aww yay!!

    And I love her bonnet.

  7. Uncle Gabey said,

    “I did it!” SO CUTE!!!!!

  8. ma said,

    she did it!!! yay for Ro!!!! that was SO cute! how exciting! love all you guys, ma

  9. Kelli said,

    She can’t be ready to enter the world of walking! Are you ready? I know watcha mean. With each milestone met, comes celebration mixed with just a teeny bit of sadness. Baby Ro is growing up!

  10. FooFoo said,

    Sooo cute! I love the video! Way to cheer your little Ro!

  11. Nikki said,

    Aw Aw Aw Aw, how exciting!!!! 🙂 But I do get the sadness part. It’s one of many milestones though, you have lots more to look forward to! 🙂

  12. Sharon said,

    So proud. And really I can’t believe it’s almost been a year already.

  13. lenore said,

    wow. wow. wow. time flies! how exciting!

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